The Glenrothes Extraordinary Single Cask 1968

February 24, 2015
By Alana House
pd-1968-bottle-plinth-reflect-hr  The Glenrothes Extraordinary Single Cask 1968 is the third release from Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits’ first series of Single Cask bottlings.

The newest release has been bottled from a 1968 second-fill hogshead cask (number 13507) and is expected to be popular among collectors based on the sell-out success of the previous 1970 and 1969 expressions.


The expression comes in a hand-blown lead crystal, multi-faceted decanter with a wooden topped stopper, each individually numbered on a brass plaque and labeled, which also features the year of distillation and tasting notes, signed by Malt Master, Gordon Motion. The bottle additionally comes in a hand-stitched leather case with an oak plinth.


Each has been bottled at natural strength (41.9% ABV) and unchill filtered, and as is with all Glenrothes releases, the 1968 release is natural in colour.


On the nose, this release has aromatics of rose petals and face cream, tinned peaches, apricots in syrup, mirabelles in honey, beeswax polish and candles. On the palate, the classic creamy texture Glenrothes is known for is prominent, along with flavours of mascarpone, orange blossom, lively white pepper and Turkish delight. Turkish delight follows onto the finish, with a leathery and spicy dryness.


There are only 145 bottles of Single Cask 1968 available globally; with just a few expected to arrive in Australia from March. Each bottle is expected to retail for $10,000 upwards.
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